and so, yes, it's true. i'm pregnant!
we figured we should join the large group of people who start the adoption process and a few weeks later pee on a stick and see this…
that is a dollar store pregnancy test. represent.
people warned me to stay far away from my man, but we thought it would be better to follow two the Lord's commands….rather than just one.
"then God blessed them and said, 'be fruitful and multiply…'" genesis 1:28, "...defend the cause of orphans" isaiah 1:17
that's a joke.
when i took the test, my thoughts went something like this, "there's no way i could be pregnant but i will take this thing anywa. uhh. is that two lines? what do you mean Lord? what? oh my goodness! two babies!"
needless to say, we were a bit surprised the day we found out that there was a baby in my belly. i already felt pregnant, not actually pregnant, but that i was loving this child i didn't know yet. we felt this so strong for our baby to be through adoption. three weeks earlier we had sent in our registration check to our agency. we were planning on announcing our plans to our friends and family and we were feeling the Lord command us and bless us with this adoption process so much already.
well, when the Lord says move, He means it. having the blessing of two babies is just that. a blessing. we are continuing He had called us to do. His plans are better than ours after all.
so instead of telling our families we were adopting, we told them we were adopting AND having a baby. the look on their faces was PRICELESS. i have a video of when we told them, if i can get their approval i will show it on here. muhahahaha.
we told the agency right away when we found out. they were wonderful, encouraging and said, "you're gonna be a busy mama!" ...and i beamed.
so to answer all questions, concerns, and you-crazy-lady looks. we are 100% continuing the adoption process and still waiting to be matched with our birth mom, just like we were before. our home study is still in september and our first payment is still due then.
we may be matched with our baby before our other baby in born in the end of february/beginning of march. or we may be matched with our baby a while after that. whether i was gestating or not, as all of you know, the waiting in our adoption process could be a long time.
i am 13 weeks this week. and know what the best thing about this pregnancy will be? this time, when everyone and their mother asks me if i am pregnant with twins, i will say YUP.
we may be crazy.
but we sure are blessed.